Curriculum Vitae

  • Since April 2014: Doctoral Candidate and Assistant at the Chair for Comparative and European Politics, University of Bern
  • Feb - July 2017: Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy)
  • 2012-2014: MA in Comparative and Swiss Politics at University of Bern
  • Fall semester 2012: Visiting Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008-2011: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Minor: Economics), University of Bern

Research Areas

Comparative Politics, Political Parties and Party Systems in Western and Eastern Europe, New Political Parties, Anti-Corruption and Centrist Anti-Establishment Parties


  • Engler, Sarah. 2016. Corruption and Electoral Support for New Political Parties in Central and Eastern Europe. West European Politics 39(2): 278-304.
  • Armingeon, Klaus and Sarah Engler. 2015. Polarisierung als Strategie. Die Polarisierung des Schweizer Parteiensystems im internationalen Vergleich, in: Markus Freitag und Adrian Vatter (eds.), Wahlen und Wählerschaften in der Schweiz, Zürich: NZZ-Verlag, 355-380.
  • Armingeon, Klaus and Sarah Engler. 2013. Politisch-administrative Strukturen und Umgebungsprozesse der Wirtschaftspolitik, in: Andreas Ladner, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Yves Emery, Peter Knoepfel, Luzius Mader, Nils Soguel et Frédéric Varone: Handbuch der öffentlichen Verwaltung in der Schweiz, Zürich: NZZ-Verlag, 731-758.
  • Armingeon et al. (several years) Comparative Political Data Set --


  • Peter Mair Prize for the best paper of the ECPR Summer School on Political Parties in New Democracies in Lüneburg 2014 - Title: 'The Role of Corruption in Explaining the Electoral Success of New Political Parties in Central and Eastern Europe'
  • Award for the Best Master's Degree at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Science, University of Bern, Spring 2014.


  • Undergraduate Seminar "European Party Systems from a Comparative Perspective" (Europäische Parteiensysteme im Vergleich), University of Bern: Autumn 2014/Autumn 2015/Autumn 2017
  • Tutorial to the Lecture "Introduction to Political Science I" (Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft I), University of Bern: Autumn 2011